January 17, 2013

Daily Photo Tour - Fairest of Them All


Believe it or not, sometimes writing for a post is the most difficult part of this whole process. So much concentration goes into trying to convey an idea or feeling visually through a photo that when resources are tapped to communicate something more through words they are found empty and the objective seems like grasping at air. How many times can one fill in the blank of "I took this picture because _______"? Certainly there are times when it's no additional effort at all. I guess tonight is not one of those times as I sit here in the quiet, staring back into the gaze of the Evil Queen.

Fairest of Them All
Photo by Michaela Hansen

Comments (8)

On January 18, 2013 at 4:19 AM , Debbie V. said...

The first time I saw the curtains open and the Queen looking out - I was thrilled!

 
On January 18, 2013 at 7:13 AM , Terry said...

Sometimes, the pictures speak for themselves, as does this one. Such a beautiful shot. A dark, spooky looking place, then all of a sudden, out of the darkness,there she is. It's so much fun to point her out to children standing in line for Peter Pan, who have not seen her before. Thanks for sharing this one.

 
On January 18, 2013 at 8:57 AM , Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite surprises in Fantasyland. I am THRILLED you took this photo and I predict will be my desktop image for quite awhile! Thank you for all the daily wonderful images and sentiments behind each one. Your site is my first site to visit every day.

 
On January 21, 2013 at 11:30 AM , Drew said...

Like Terry said, I think most of the time the great photos on this blog are strong enough without some heavy attempt at a really deep caption. Less is more sometimes.

 
On January 21, 2013 at 11:45 AM , Matthew Hansen said...

Drew, I can appreciate the positive side of your comment. However, since our writing seems to be a sticking point with you, I'd like to address that. We make no heavy attempts to be deep. The three of us happen to be reflective people with a good deal of transparency. We pour a lot of ourselves into what we do and share our thoughts in the process and we rather like it. If you don't like that, that's no problem. Why not just skip the caption, and while you're at it, the negativity?

 
On January 22, 2013 at 7:29 AM , Terry said...

I just read Drew's and Matthews comments. Michaela...I hope you didn't think my comment was negative when I said that "sometimes the pictures speak for themselves". I only meant that even if there was only the picture, it would be wonderful to look at and to reflect on the memories and emotions they evoke for each of us. I love to read your commentaties. I find them informative and inspiring. They show the love and passion the three of you have for Disneyland. Keep them coming!

 
On January 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM , Matthew Hansen said...

Terry, your comment was taken just as you've explained. I apologize for not making a distinction in my previous comment for yours. You always have something thoughtful and encouraging to say and we really appreciate it!

 
On January 29, 2013 at 8:33 PM , Anonymous said...

One of the appeals of this blog for me is the writing! Your parents should be proud that you are articulate and inspired individuals with a great command of the language. It's quite refreshing to read about wonderment, inspiration, appreciation, observations, memories of youth, and your journey of discovery. Blessings on the three amigos!